Library offers Literary Pen Pals program


CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will start offering the Literary Pen Pals program.

“Remember the excitement of getting a letter in the mail from your pen pal?,” asked Library Office Manager Laura Stoll. Participants may experience that enjoyment again this summer with the Literary Pen Pals program.

“We’ll match you with a fellow book-lover from California, Montana, Maine or North Carolina and you can exchange letters,” Stoll said. “We’ll provide you with all the supplies you need and even mail the letters for you.”

Those interested in participating should visit the library to sign up.

Other library events:

Reading Buddies

Elementary-aged children looking to get some reading practice are invited to meet with a teen-age big buddy this summer. Both little and big buddies are needed. Stop by the library or visit the library’s website to sign up.

There will be an orientation session for big buddies on Thursday, June 28 at 3 p.m. Buddies will meet on Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 p.m.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help at the Friends of the Kirkland Town Library’s book sale on July 6, 7 and 8 on the Village Green. Stop by the library to choose a shift. Service hours are available for high school students.

Great American Read Out

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. through Sept. 27.

Meet patrons at the gazebo on the Village Green during the Clinton Farmer’s Market and hear selections from the 100 books chosen for PBS’s The Great American Read. Special guests will read short excerpts from the books. 

Cookbook Club

Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Make a recipe from this month’s selected cookbook, “Deep Run Roots,” by Vivian Howard. Then, join patrons for a potluck dinner to taste everyone’s creations. Visit the library to browse the book, choose a recipe and sign up.

Monday Movies

June 25 at 2 p.m.

This month, the library is showing new releases that were nominated for awards in 2018. Check the website for movie titles.

Coding For Families

Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

Families are invited to see what coding is all about. Organizers will do some tech-less, hands-on activities for participants to learn all about coding. Children should be ages 5 and older.

First LEGO League
Information Session

Tuesday, June 26
from 6-7:30 p.m.

Find out how to join the First LEGO League in the 2018-19 challenge “Into Orbit.” For kids ages 9-14, but information about the junior program for children ages 6-10 will also be available.

Libraries Rock Puppet Show

Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

The Guild of Thespian Puppets will perform a kick-off to the library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program.

Weekly Story Times

Wigglers for ages 0-2 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Walkers for ages 2-3 on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Talkers for ages 3-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


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